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Old 04-28-2008, 02:33 PM   #11
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I just read a very interesting article in Volume 10 2008 edition of Marine Fish and Reef by Eric Borneman and from what I gather all flora in the marine environment depends on nutrients, be it in the substrate or the water column to survive. Light plays a role in the continued growth of "plants" but is not the cause. With out nutrients present the plants (algaes) will not grow. Take away the light and they wont grow either. Algae in our systems requires an excess of nutrients not taken up by our fish, coral or filtration. When those excess nutrients are present in our systems then algae can grow. Proper filtration, reduced feeding, frequent water changes and keeping an eye on your water parameters will help you battle algae.

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I try not to feed to much but maybe? Probably 3 minutes twice daily.
I believe this is going to be the root of your problem. There really is no need to feed that often.
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I agree with the feeding too much.

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I agree on the feeding part also. I would feed every other day.
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on feeding less.
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Sure have and oops I started when I was 15 so ABOUT 30 years ago so now were going with start dates to DECEIDE who has the biggest e-peen.
Rather silly. You would think somebody with that much experience and a mature tank would be a mature individual. Instead its the my rock is bigger than your rock contest.

Its simple find the algae source and eliminate it you don't need bob fenner for that one.

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OK guys let`s keep it on helping the OP. We dont need for this thread to get out of hand. I dont want to have to lock this thread out.
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I'm very sorry to Betsy that some members of our community cannot keep their mouths shut and move on. This thread is now closed to any more discussion. Betsy, if you have further questions, please start a new thread.


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